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Volume 30, Number 37a, September 11, 2023
Pipistrel Flies Liquid Hydrogen Demonstrator
Textron subsidiary Pipistrel Aircraft flew the first piloted liquid hydrogen-powered electric aircraft last Friday. The HEAVEN project HY4 demonstrator took off from Maribor, Slovenia, with two pilots onboard and “demonstrated safe and efficient operation throughout multiple flight tests,” the company[…]   Read this article
Less Regulation, More Personal Responsibility (Amended)
In this blog space, it’s rarely ill-advised to oppose any new regulation and as an evergreen topic, grinding on existing ones from time to time is always good sport, too. So I’ll take a breather here from slamming in detail[…]   Read this article
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Best Of The Web: Falling Out Of The SR-71 At 78,000 Feet
Although retired for a quarter century, Lockheed’s SR-71 remains the stuff of legend. It flew higher and faster than any other air-breathing aircraft of its era, and its performance has yet to be matched by any publicly acknowledged aircraft. It[…] Read this article

Bizav Pilot Salaries Up 12 Percent
NBAA says business aviation pilots saw average pay raises of about 12 percent in the last year. The association’s annual compensation survey also found that the average salary increase across all positions was 7.22 percent. Dr. Christopher Broyhill, who helped[…] Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Survey: ADS-B Usage
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers are asking certificated general aviation pilots to complete a short anonymous survey. The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather information on how general aviation pilots make use of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance‐Broadcast (ADS‐B) system for[…] Read this article

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FAA Orders 63 Fixes For SpaceX's Starship (Corrected)
The FAA has ordered SpaceX to fix 63 deficiencies in its Starship megarocket system before it can attempt another launch. Earlier this week the company said it was ready to take a second crack at getting the Starship into orbit[…] Read this article

Air Force Chief Warns Against Chinese Recruitment
The head of the Air Force has urged all personnel to report contact with foreign companies who try to recruit them for potentially lucrative employment overseas. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, who is also the White House’s pick for Chairman of[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, September 8, 2023
Accident Probe: Exceeding Capabilities […]I flew the Classic Whale for 16 years plus 16 years in the C-141. They both are hot wings, of course, and icing wasn’t a real problem because we passed through those icing levels quickly. My[…] Read this article